reflections, updates and homilies from Deacon Mike Talbot inspired by the following words from my ordination: Receive the Gospel of Christ whose herald you have become. Believe what you read, teach what you believe and practice what you teach...
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
USCCB meeting begins today; notice the article mentions nothing about Eucharistic coherence
Joseph Verbis Lefleur was a US military chaplain and prisoner-of-war during World War II. He was captured by Japanese forces while serving American troops in the Philippines, and was killed in 1944 when a US submarine sunk the Japanese ship aboard which he and 750 other US military personnel were being transported.
The other cause up for consideration is that of Marinus (Leonard) LaRue. He was a US Merchant Marine Captain who saved 14,000 Korean refugees in 1950, and later became a Benedictine religious brother. He died in 2001 at the age of 87 at St. Paul’s Abbey in New Jersey.
Liturgy and pastoral care
During their meeting, US Bishops will also vote on three liturgical translations and a “formal statement on the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Church.”
Regarding pastoral care of the faithful, votes will be held on a guide for marriage and family ministry, a plan for a youth ministry pastoral framework, and a “comprehensive vision for Native American / Alaska Native Ministry”.
Immigration and catechesis
Other topics up for discussion include a report on the protection of minors, as well as updates on catechetical initiatives and immigration issues.
A study conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) will also be presented regarding pastoral care for migrants and refugees.